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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Something sparked in me a few weeks ago and it was to become adventurous about my meals. I have made it a duty to try at least 1 new recipe each weekend, it could be as simple as possible and as complicated as spending hours getting it right. But I must do something new.

I could personally be creative about it too like this which I did this morning, it was so simple and yummy too. It represents the colours of the Nigerian Flag, in the spirit of July 4th (for Americans), we should all celebrate our countries and our lives and our victories too.



I will keep you posted with each new spark that brings on fire in me.

Keep on sparking!
Keep lighting others!!!
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ALEXSGIRL1 7/6/2014 7:47PM

    that does look delicious and I never thought to try that combination but I beat the flavors were awesome together. New is fun and exciting and doesn't have to be to hard. my daughter made me quinoa for breakfast much like you would do hot oatmeal she added a banana and some real maple syrup . It was out of the world good . new to me but now I want it all the time good luck on your endeavors and keep blogging about them , hugs

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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/6/2014 3:05AM

    looks delicious! I think I'd add chives! Happy 4th! I love your new picture! emoticon

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AEGISHOT 7/5/2014 12:05PM

    I forgot to tell you what that was. Unsweetened Yogurt + slices of cucumber. Do your math with the calories to meet your needs.

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DCWILLIAMS831 7/5/2014 12:03PM

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Oh Well.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I have not blogged in long while and a lot had happened to me. The best part of the story is the event of resuming from my annual leave to taking up a new post in my office. I am happy for it.

Adjusting to the new seat is the most challenging task I have had in a very long while, and up till now I am still adjusting and trying to bring my life back to what I used to have.

By the time I get home at night, I am so tired that getting an healthy meal is a greater task. I try to make as much healthy choices as I can but I am already seeing the lag on the scale, (I have been going back and forth on the scale). Although today I seemed to see some difference in a clothe, it feels loose and I loved the NSV feeling, I also had to adjust a skirt yesterday.

I struggle to get workout in these days and it is a little frustrating for me, when I am waking up in the morning, I am even feeling more tired than when I went to bed.

Sparkfriends, please I can make do with some help!!! emoticon

I love my dinner tonight of some pork roast. I used the oil from the meat as a dressing on my shredded cabbage. I "washed it down" with a low sugar beverage and I felt so fulfilled and I count that as another NSV.

I should be resuming back at the gym tomorrow.

  
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BA5454 7/2/2014 7:38AM

    Keep up the good work you've done so far--it all counts!

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SOPHINEZ 7/1/2014 11:16PM

    Hang in there, it is the sum of all the little things we do that create a big change! You emoticon can do this!!!

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FEMISLIM 6/21/2014 12:39AM

    Great going!!!

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LILY_SPARK 6/20/2014 8:39AM

    It sounds wonderful to be given a better spot -- if the transition is hard. You'll overcome!

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A-STRONGER-ME 6/20/2014 5:26AM

    emoticon Stay strong and use all that you have learned.

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NOWYOUDIDIT 6/20/2014 2:10AM

    emoticon Don't look back! Keep moving forward! I'm praying for you!! emoticon

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PRESBESS 6/19/2014 8:39PM

    Life throws curve balls sometimes which sounds like your current story. The main thing is to not loose sight, or, a hold of your healthy life style... no matter what. Slip ups, a few missed exercise appointments occur from time to time, but, be determined no matter what to steer yourself back on course. You can do it!

Hold on to what you know to do, don't look back... keep moving forward.

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MKBWNSUGAR 6/19/2014 8:03PM

    Just keep it up, don't stop, every little bit counts. When I worked my seasonal job from Jan to April 15 I committed to 15 mins of cardio every day and 30 mins when I was off. It worked. Some days I was so tired working 10 t0 12 hr days, but I told myself you can do 15 mins and I did. I mostly used walk away the pounds. I found a lot of 1 mile ones on youtube. I cooked my meals in advance and prepared my lunch and breakfast every night the night before. Good luck, you can do it. emoticon
Martha

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ARNETTELEE 6/19/2014 6:52PM

  Welcome back!

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Busy Bees

Sunday, May 18, 2014

I have been busy and I am enjoying every bit of it. There are had been no challenge since all my years on this weight-loss journey that has kept me on my toes this way. I think it is the accountability part, I really have to post all I do at each particular time, probably that was lost in the other challenges.

More importantly my team mates are simply emoticon

I feel so obliged to do all the tasks faithfully and candidly and I have had no regrets so far. I decided to have some pics on last week which was the week 2 as a record, let us see what happens in the weeks to come.



I am a WARRIOR

  
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JMOUSE99 5/30/2014 6:14PM

    You look fantastic! Hope you feel better soon.

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BMCKEOW1 5/28/2014 1:12PM

    Love the pics way to go. You are looking great. Keep up the good job.

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ALIHIKES 5/23/2014 7:42PM

    Congratulations you look great!

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FINNLANA 5/20/2014 2:45AM

    emoticon Results are showing, good going!! emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/19/2014 10:19AM

    You look Marvelous! Have a great week!

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NOWYOUDIDIT 5/19/2014 2:48AM

    you already look amazing! emoticon

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Recovery Plan

Sunday, May 11, 2014

As part of our weekend challenge, I am to blog about my plan to getting back on track after a challenge or slip up.

Nutrition-wise, it is always easy for me to do the right thing when it comes to eating what is right, but unfortunately my hormones always go wacky for some unknown reasons and I may have slipped for a day or two before I come to a realization the hormones are back emoticon . When I do realize this;

- I consciously portion the stuff I eat.

- I will eat the "avoids" but make sure they are within my caloric range for the day. Except soda, I never banned any food. emoticon

- I remind myself reasons why I am here on a weight loss journey.

One of the major challenges I have with my workout program is scale and life getting in the way. This slip could range from a week to a month but not more.

What I normally do is this:

- I watch a workout video (it has a great way of motivating me to do something). emoticon

- I chat with my trainer at the gym (he has a way of encouraging me) emoticon

- I get on the scale again and know how far I have drifted. emoticon

- When am not working out, I am strict with what I am eating. emoticon

- I start a challenge. emoticon

In my 4 years of being on this journey, I had not drifted for more than a month at a time. It is more of a 'marathon race' for me than a 'sprint'.

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NUTZ4HARRY 5/12/2014 12:26PM

    Great ideas! emoticon

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A-STRONGER-ME 5/12/2014 7:00AM

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KRISZTA11 5/12/2014 3:05AM

    Good long term plan!
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ROSINVN 5/11/2014 7:25PM

    great inspiration here. Thanks

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Great tips thanks for sharing!

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MARAGRAM 5/11/2014 3:56PM

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emoticon ! It is a marathon and we can run together!



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Meal Plan

Saturday, May 10, 2014

One of the challenges for this weekend is a meal plan for 4 days next week. Here it goes, I really hope to go with it. I don't always plan my meals ahead but I eat healthy as much as possible and very conscious of portion control because the bulk of what I eat is carbs (its the staple around here)

B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Snack

Monday
B - Oatmeal + whole milk + sugar
L - Rice + tomato sauce + fish
D - Beans pudding
S - Apple, Banana

Tuesday
B - Sorghum meal + beans pudding
L - Potatoes + scrambled eggs
D - Protein shake (meal replacement)
S - Watermelon, peanuts

Wednesday
B - Beans Stew
L - Plantain + vegetable stew, (spinach) fish and oxtail
D - Chicken Gizzard pepper soup (treat for the week)
S - Banana + peanuts

Thursday
B - White Bread sandwich + cocoa drink
L - Whole wheat meal + okra soup + dried fish
D - Protein shake (meal replacement)
S - oranges, tea.

I hope all this will be on point.

Now that I am on annual leave, my lunch had been lopsided. So I hope I will be able to go through with this plan for a healthy me.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/11/2014 12:39AM

    I love experiencing foods from other cultures and seeing some of the dishes on your menu I'm curious what they are all about. Looks interesting.

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ILOVEMALI 5/10/2014 2:25PM

    emoticon great planning!

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KATSPARK06 5/10/2014 12:14PM

    I love to see your meals! My boyfriend is from ghana so it's interesting to see some overlapping foods. It's hard to balance the carbs with everything else, but you can do it!

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ROSINVN 5/10/2014 11:14AM

    good on you for planning ahead emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/10/2014 10:46AM

    A great plan - emoticon
Have a great weekend

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KKLENNERT809 5/10/2014 10:09AM

    Looks good to me except for the white flours (grains) I try to stay away from them. Good luck with your week and I hope you are successful.

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